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  1. #1

    Backtrack and WPC54GS

    Im trying to get my Linksys WPC54gs(v2) running under backtrack linux (based of slackware) but im having problems, heres what ive done so far:

    Started up with wireless card in
    Ran terminal

    Slax utils# ndiswrapper - i lsbcmnds.inf
    installing lsbcmnds.inf
    Slax utils# ndiswrapper -l
    Installed Drivers:
    lsbcmnds driver present
    Slax utils# Modprobe ndiswrapper
    Fatal: Module Ndiswrapper not found.
    Slax utils# ls* makefile bcmwl5.sys* loadndisdriver.c lsbcmnds.inf ndiswrapper* ndiswrapper-buginfo*
    Slax utils# iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions

    eth0 no wireless extensions

    sit0 no wireless extensions

    When i try to modprobe ndiswrapper it says ndiswrapper isnt there but it is as you can see. Im new to linux, but know a little so help is much appreciated.

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    that directory shows a makefile.... did you compile the driver first before trying to load it into ndiswrapper?

  3. #3
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    What version of backtrack are you using?
    is this linksys using a ralink chipset?

    as far as I remember dlink used another chipset but recently moved to ralink chipset... (note that under backtrack, only the ralink equiped linksys will enable injection)
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    dnis problems

    Post your lsmod output. I suspect that you haven't compiled and installed the kernel module and userspace utilities.

    If not, try the following

    tar xvfz ndis.tar.gz
    cd ndis
    make distclean
    make install
    Then check your lsmod output again.

    Sometimes running slocate programName can tell you where a program installed various files. (Assuming that you run slocate -u first)

    Post back here your steps, and we can hopefully narrow down what you did or didn't do.

  6. #5

    wireless howto

    The above link has an ndis HOWTO. See if that helps you.

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